16 January 2017
Jaguar readies new small SUV
The smaller car — possibly to be called the E-Pace — will target the likes of Audi/s Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA, both of which have proved the market for small premium SUVs.
The push for another SUV was accelerated by the big success of the F-Pace, now worth close on a third of Jaguar’s total sales.
The likely powertrains are from the Ingenium petrol and diesel 4-cylinder units developed by Jaguar Land Rover in recent years.
Meanwhile, the I-Pace will become a production model chasing the Tesla Model X as well as upcoming electric SUVs from Audi and others in 2018.
It is claimed to offer 350kms in range and will feature 400hp from a pair of electric motors.